Job Number: 201907093962 Full/Part Time: Full Time Schedule: 8AM - 5PM Salary: $86,500 - $149,500
Position Information: The Energy Engineer is a member of the UCR Facilities Services (FS), Energy & Utility Management team and is responsible for the development, design, and implementation of various energy and utility applications, systems and projects. The Energy Engineer will play a critical role on the campus energy and utility infrastructure, energy management systems, and on-site energy system renewables. Possesses a strong technical background in electrical and/or mechanical engineering systems and applies project management skills and processes effectively. Develops and identifies energy efficiency and cost-effective measures while promoting and executing campus-wide energy and sustainability initiatives and goals. Calculates and presents cost-analysis and energy savings reports and life-cycle costs for engineering systems while also performing complex engineering calculations and system performance modeling. Analyzes and models energy and utility usage for forecasting, budgeting and cost accounting/billing purposes. Monitors and verifies energy savings to ensure payback goals are met and savings are sustained. Ensures correct functionality and monitoring of various energy and building management/automation systems, software, communication networks, and databases. Develops, organizes, follows and maintains energy system protocols, energy engineering standards, best practices and documentation for the campus. Provides support in the analysis of energy market trends and plays a key role in the identification of energy procurement measures and cost reductions for the institution. Directly supports and coordinates with maintenance staff and Central Plant staff in order to provide the campus with a safe, reliable and resilient energy/utility infrastructure system. The Energy Engineer will work independently while exercising professional judgment and providing professional recommendations to FS Leadership and other campus personnel. Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities, and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service-oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities. Please note: The budgeted hiring range for this position is $130,000.
Education: Education Requirements Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Professional Certification from the Association of Energy Engineers. Preferred Fundamentals of Engineering/Engineer-In-Training (FE/EIT). Preferred
Conditions Degree must be specifically related to electrical or mechanical engineering. Required
Minimum of 2 - 4 years of experience evaluating, designing and/or analyzing utility infrastructure to identify efficiencies. Required
Experience using web-based work order systems. Preferred
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience and/or knowledge of UC systems, policies, procedures and regulations. Preferred
Experience in applying architectural or engineering concepts to scope of work. Preferred
Experience performing a similar role within a higher education setting. Preferred
Thorough knowledge of energy management related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives is required. Thorough knowledge of one or more of the following areas: natural gas, biomethane, carbon management, energy efficiency, direct access and/or wholesale electric power. Proven communication, organization, and project management skills. Proven ability to assess needs for energy management products to meet those needs. Proven ability to establish priorities, goals/objectives and timelines across the organization. Proven ability to work in a collaborative manner to achieve results. Proven ability to oversee analysis and policy development for issues and processes impacting the department or organization.
General knowledge of water conservation efforts as applicable to the principles of green building design and operation.
General understanding of how programs relate to other business strategies and initiatives.
General knowledge in the following areas (but not limited to): power distribution, substation, lighting, back-up generation, controls/automation, communication networks, databases, SCADA/HMI, programming, photovoltaic systems, energy storage, variable frequency drives, demand management, smart-metering, building mechanical/electrical systems, motors, heat transfer systems, ventilating, air condition, refrigeration (HVAC/R), thermal systems, cooling towers, air handlers, chilled water, boilers, domestic water, steam distribution, natural gas and similar systems/areas.
General knowledge of industry standards of procedure and utility systems characteristics when inspecting or surveying building infrastructure for the basis of project design development.
General knowledge of California Building Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical codes, Fire Protection codes, ADA standards and other applicable codes and standards required to achieve project objectives.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's 'The Best 382 Colleges.'
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as 'the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities.'
In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.
UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission explicitly states the goal of providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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